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Installing the Arduino 



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Written By: Cade Cyphers 



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Step 1 — Installing the Arduino Environment 



Arduino - Homepage 





Arduino Is an open- source electronics 
prototyping platform based on flexible, easy- 
to-use hardware and software. It's intended tow 

artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone 
interested in creating interactive objects or 
environments. 

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input frum a variety ol sctisurs and cam affect its 
surroundings by "controllinc, lights, motors, and 
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programmed using the Arduino programming 
language (based cm Wiring) and the Arduino 
development environment (based or Processing 
Arduino projects can be stand-atone or they can 
communicate with software running nn a computer 
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• First, you need to direct yourself to 
the Arduino site. Open your web 
browser and enter this URL: 
www.arduino.ee/ 

• Click "Search", or press the Enter 
button on your keyboard. 



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Arduino is an open-source electronics 
prototyping platform based on flexible, easy 
to-use hardware and software. It's intended for 
artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone 
interested in creating interactive objects or 
environments, 

Arduino can sense the environment by receiving 
input from a variety of se nsors and can affect its 
surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and 
other actuators. The microcontroller on the hoard is 
programmed using the Arduino programming 
language iki'-nr. i.m Wiring] and the Aiduinn 
development environment (Tbascd on Processing) 
Arduino projects can be stand-alone o r they can 
communicate withsoftware runningon acomputer 



• The Arduino home page should 
have appeared. Click the download 
button, shown in a red box in the 
picture. 



Step 3 



Download the Arduino Software 

The open-source Arduino environment makes it easy to write eode and upload it to the i/o board. It runs on Windows, Mae 
OS X, and Linux. The environment is written in Java and based on Processing, avT-gec, and other open source software. 



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IMPLIED WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER WITH RE5PECTTO ITS FUNCTIONALITY. OPERAEILITY. 
OR USE. INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF 
MERCHANTABILITY, FfTNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR INFRINGEMENT. WE 
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• You will be taken to the download 
page. Under "Download" (shown 
inside a red box in the image), 
there is a list of options for what 
systems you can install the 
software on. Since I have a Mac 
OS X, I chose the Mac OS X 
option. 



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• Once you click on the correct 
option, the download should 
automatically start. It usually takes 
a little more than a minute to load. 

• Once it finishes loading, you need 
to decompress the .zip file. On 
Macs, it does this automatically, 
but on other systems the method 
varies. 

• For Windows, right-click the file 
and then click "Extract" on the 
shortcut menu. 

• Linux is much more complicated. 
Once you download the file you 
must click Application > System 
Tools > Terminal, which will open 
the terminal window. Once in 
Terminal, enter this text if you are 
a root user (you will see the "#" 
prompt): apt-get install 
unzip. If you are a Red Hat 
Linux/Fedora user, enter this in 

Terminal: yum install unzip. 



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• Once the software is unzipped, 
open the folder and double-click on 
the Arduino icon. It should open the 
Arduino environment! 



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Arduino Ethernet 

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Arduino BTw/ ATmega328 

Arduino BT w/ ATmegal6S 

LilyPad Arduino w/ ATmega328 

LilyPad Arduino w/ ATmegal6S 

Arduino Pro or Pro Mini (5V, 1& MHz) w/ ATmega32B 

Arduino Pro or Pro Mini (SV, 16 MHz) w/ ATmegal6B 

Arduino Pro or Pro Mini {3.3V, 8 MHz) w/ ATmega32S 

Arduino Pro or Pro Mini (3.3V, 8 MHz) w/ ATmegal68 

Arduino NG or older w/ ATmegal6S 

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• One last comment: To start 
programming, you need to select 
the board you are using by clicking 
Tools > Board, and then choose the 
serial port by clicking Tools > 
Serial Port. 

• And that's it! You've downloaded 
the Arduino environment! Have fun! 



That's it! All you need is a computer and internet to install the Arduino programming software (of 
course, if you want to program anything, you need a USB connector and an Arduino as well). 



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